aggiesgirl1945 Profile - (18394720)

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Home Town: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I've been cooking ever since high school. For a long time I didn't have an oven, which forced me to get very creative. I even learned how to make brownies in the microwave!
My favorite things to cook
Since I'm from Texas, my absolute favorite food is Mexican. I cook lots of enchiladas, shrimp tostadas, and tortilla soup. I also love making soups and stews- delicious, and only 1 pot to wash.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family has a very close relationship with food. We love it! All of my best memories involve huge barbecues or holidays with everybody in the kitchen helping and laughing.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking triumphs- This past Thanksgiving was the first time I was solely responsible. I'd never cooked a turkey before, and we were having 20 people come over. In the end, everything turned out perfectly. I consider it one of my proudest moments.
My cooking tragedies
Oh my goodness, I've had so many! I remember another Thanksgiving I tried to make a pumpkin cheesecake. It ended up being awful! It was dry and meally, but everyone was trying to be polite. Finally, they just burst out laughing!
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Caramel Popcorn
Delicious! Halved the butter and replaced the corn syrup with pancake syrup. Perfectly coated 2 bags of popcorn.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 7, 2007
Cheesy Brat Stew for the Slow Cooker
My husband and I really enjoy this. I like to use brats that we grilled the day before, because it gives the stew a wonderful smoky flavor. For those users who complain that it's too greasy: Do not stir in cheese until the end of cooking. I usually add it in the last 30 minutes and turn the crockpot to high. You can also use half cheddar and half american cheese (which melts and incorporates better). That way, the cheddar flavor comes out, but the stew is rich and creamy. Hope these suggestions help!

48 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2007
Crawfish Chowder
I made this with chopped shrimp instead of crawfish, since I had the shrimp already. Comes out wonderfully rich and creamy. Only downside- not exactly healthy, but worth the indulgence every once in a while!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2007

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